Luca Menegon

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Phone +47 22856725
Visiting address Sem Sælandsvei 24 Fysikk bygningen 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1048 Blindern 0316 Oslo

My research investigates deformation processes of Earth materials to better understand rock rheology, lithosphere strength and strain localization along major faults and plate boundaries. I investigate the brittle deformation and the viscous flow of solid rocks in the Earth’s deep interior, which fundamentally controls a variety of large-scale processes ranging from the formation of tectonic plate boundaries to the dynamics of the deepest portions of earthquake-generating faults. The relationships between fluid flow in the lithosphere, mineral reactions, partial melting and deformation represent a core theme of my current research. My research is field-based and has brought me to spectacular places, such as Lofoten in Norway, the Alps, and the desert of Western Australia. I make extensive use of quantitative micro-analytical techniques, and particularly of electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD).

Published Oct. 19, 2018 10:07 AM - Last modified Jan. 15, 2021 10:00 AM